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Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg win U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg win U.S. Olympic marathon trials

For Galen Rupp, Saturday's Olympic trials marathon in Los Angeles was something of a coronation, a race that allowed America's best distance runner to conquer the one distance he had never tried.

And he appeared to do it without breaking a sweat or into a smile, breezing through the record heat to win easily in two hours 11 minutes and 12 seconds.

For Meb Keflezighi, America's most experienced, decorated and seemingly happiest marathoner, the race was a celebration. In gutting out a second-place finish in 2:12:20, he became the country's first three-time Olympian in the event, an accomplishment he celebrated by dashing the final 200 yards carrying an American flag and...

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